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What a shame!
on 2 November 2007
Doubtless you will be thinking of buying both the CD and the DVD of this gig. Avoid the DVD at all cost! Considering this gig had been properly filmed etc and presumably the audience aware, it's a real disappointment. You sense that both Freddie and Brian get annoyed at the lack of audience participation on a number of occasions. I found it a real drag and a tad embarrasing to watch especially compared to the Milton Keynes gig barely 6 months later in June '82. Fair play, I'm so used to that album and film, but the whole vibe about that really encapsulates Queen with an audience giving all they had! If you are familiar or indeed grown-up on Live Killers, Queen on Fire and Wembley '86 steer clear of Montreal. I would have loved to have had Live Killers re mastered with the full intro section from Montreal. That has always annoyed me. The beginning of a Queen gig was nothing short of trouser wetting for me! Anyway, I digress.... The CD is fine, buy it, you wont be disappointed, but Queen on fire is the one!
Listen, save your money this is possibly a gig too far.. or near Milton Keynes. Lets have something from '77 or '75 next.